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What you need to know about West Nile Virus

What you need to know about West Nile Virus   Symptoms, treatment and important facts about the mosquito-borne illness A warm start to the fall season means continued hot temperatures and high levels of humidity, keeping pesky mosquitoes buzzing around and carrying potential risk of West Nile Virus. Recently. a mosquito sampling in the Cedar Park area tested…
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Understanding brain cancer

Understanding brain cancer Ascension Seton brain, cancer experts discuss glioblastoma Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis announcement on Wednesday brings one of the most aggressive tumors of all human cancers to the forefront of the public eye. Neurosurgeons from Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute — the largest, most comprehensive neuroscience…
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Happy 10th Birthday Dell Children’s

Happy 10th Birthday Dell Children’s Q&A with Meena Iyer, MD As Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas celebrates a decade of service to patients and families, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the meaning of this milestone. Meena Iyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Dell Children’s takes a look…
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Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease Collaboration aimed at long-term Alzheimer’s genetics, biomarkers study Imagine being able to take a blood test that detects your risks of developing Alzheimer’s, and then getting a pill to prevent the disease from ever taking hold of your brain. A statewide partnership between seeks to make that vision a reality one…
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Flu: Are you protected?

Flu: Are you protected? Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot When it comes to addressing health concerns, sooner rather than later is best; when it comes to flu shots, better late than never also rings true. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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New clinical partnership fights breast cancer

New clinical partnership fights breast cancer Seton, UT join forces  using advanced imaging methods to combat deadly disease Thomas Yankeelov, MD In partnership with Ascension Seton, Texas Oncology and Austin Radiological Association, The University of Texas at Austin has embarked on a two-year clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that could provide…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more…
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